2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2007 3:53 PM by glarenzie

    Post login processing and put results in Portlet session


      I am taking a proprietary portal application and porting it over to JBoss Portal. I need to do something like a process_login that will do some post authentication processing and based on the return values set some session values that are retrievable by the portlets. Because the login.jsp is not part of the application I don't know how to get any values from that jsp/servlet to my portlets. Is their a way I could split this by keeping authentication as it is and have the post processes be executed in the web application as an init process before any portlet rendering.

        • 1. Re: Post login processing and put results in Portlet session
          Thomas Heute Master

          What are you trying to achieve ? Does it really have to be in the session ? With the former portal how do you share the information in the different sessions ?

          If you look at the 2.6 codebase, we use a different approach. An identity service is sitting waiting for your portlets to ask information about the user. After all the only thing you need to propagate is the username, from that you can get any information you want using those services.

          You can get the username using the JSR168 API

          • 2. Re: Post login processing and put results in Portlet session

            We have many processes that run before any portlets are instantiated. The docs seem to elude that injecting services may be the answer to my question. An example would be a user logs in based on his credentials a call to a legacy app returns a list of patients that the user has a relationship to. This list would be in our proprietary Context(session) so no matter what portlet he was using that list would be there. It can't be in a portlet because we don't know which portlet he may have on his default page. Other processes include sharedsession(CCOW), our proprietary auditing, any thing required to set up the session for that user.